• Clark Tanner

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Clark's church

Port Angeles, Washington 98362
360 808 7437

About Clark
  • Education: B.A. Deg Pastoral Theology, L.I.F.E. Bible College, Los Angeles, 1981
  • Experience: Associate Pastor, Interim Pastor, Adult SS teacher for over 6 years, and other miscellaneous bible studies, Jail ministry (while a Jailer / Dispatcher), Church planter & pastor of C3 since Jan 2001 Now Lay minister in Washington (state)
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: The greatest blessing of my life is that God called me to preach. I am never so sublimely happy as when I’m preaching God’s Word. It’s just such an honor to think that the Lord of the Word would entrust it to me, to serve it up to others for the Holy Spirit to use. So I hope there are some here that help you or that you preachers can use in your study. When I leave this world if I am only remembered for one thing I want it to be for accurately preaching the Word of Truth.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The eagle and the rodent on the floating ice, from "Deadly Morsels". Find it at
  • Family: Wife: Lynnea (my queen, who is also a Medical Technologist ), Charlene, Briana, Caleb, Brittany, Jacquelynn, Nicole
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: When something strikes home, she mentions it. Otherwise she’s careful not to ’puff me up’. When it’s ’foggy’ she let’s me know. She’s the greatest wife & friend ever.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: From Haddon Robinson’s "Biblical Preaching" : "A mist in the pulpit becomes a fog in the pew" "Make sure your train of thought has a caboose" - unknown
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Doctrines of Grace", - JM Boice The Holiest of All - Murray, Mere Christianity - Lewis,(anything by C.S. Lewis) That Incredible Christian - Tozer, Robinson Crusoe - DeFoe (check it out!), anything by C.H. Mackintosh, Spurgeon’s "Lectures to My Students", Yancy’s "What’s So Amazing About Grace", "Classic Christianity" by Bob George anything by S.R. Lawhead - especially 'Byzantium'
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: If I knew it was my last time, I would read aloud, Romans 1-8 and let God’s Word do God’s work
  • What I want on my tombstone: pepperoni (you expected something spiritual?)
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  • "Abiding In The True Vine"

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    The true branch abides in the Vine. There are 'Judas branches' who only attach themselves for a time.

    “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 more

  • "Church Life"

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Spiritual life in the true church is much simpler than we try to make it

    “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Church function has taken many forms in time and many rituals and practices have been implemented. They have then evolved for the good or more

  • "Before The Manger"

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010

    The eternality of Christ, before time, in time and after time

    “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of more

  • "Assuring Promises"

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010

    Jesus told the disciples some things that should have given them - and should give all believers - comforting assurances regarding security in Him.

    “Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. more

  • No Longer Orphans

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010

    From the moment the Holy Spirit regenrates and indwells the believer, he or she will never for a moment be speparated from Jesus forever.

    “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides more

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  • Jesus’ Love Is Not A Pampering Love; It Is ...

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2010

    Jesus’ love is not a pampering love; it is a perfecting love. It is not a love motivated by man’s will, but by the Father’s plan. Why did Jesus delay going to Bethany? Why does He ever seem to delay in answering any prayer? Why does He seem to delay His coming on the clouds of more

  • God's Elect

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    GOD'S ELECT There is no indication anywhere in Scripture that when a man or woman first believes in Jesus for salvation, God says something like, "Oh, look! We hooked another one! Get out the book and write his name down!" God is not taken by surprise, God is not waiting for people to more

  • Evangelistic Casting

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2010

    EVANGELISTIC CASTING We're not told that every fish in the sea swam to the net. We're not told that a certain number of fish were caught in the net. We're told that Jesus first indicated His awareness that they had caught nothing, then gave a command that they cast their net on the right side more

  • Let Me Tell You About Sin And The Power Of Sin. ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2010

    Let me tell you about sin and the power of sin. It keeps its victims in an almost trance-like state. It is a sort of spell that keeps you from recognizing the deadly path on which you tread. It brings you to do things openly that would in any moment of clear thought shame you and that you would more

  • Following In The Steps Of Christ

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2009

    FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF CHRIST "Believers will never suffer for others' salvation, including their own. But they will suffer for Christ's sake, and His example is their standard for a God-honoring response. The word translated 'example' is hupogrammon, which literally means 'writing under' more